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Friday
Dec192014

A Birthday, Building, Concerts & Christmas

 

 

It had been a wonderful day. 

My beautiful boy turned ten. (How did THAT happen?)

We started the day with a pancake breakfast, followed by presents, playing, lunch with a great buddy, and then spending the afternoon with said buddy! 

Grant and I were driving home to cap off the evening with roasting hot dogs by the fire pit and birthday cake, the sun had just set. It was that very peaceful time of day - my favorite time of day, actually.

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Tuesday
Dec162014

10 Thoughts for December

 

 It's time for one of those posts where I just dump my brain.

As I'm driving my daughter to a chorus practice, or when I'm falling asleep at night I think, "I need to blog about this", but then I never get the chance because, well - it's December. Here are ten BIG things that have been on my mind - personal things, homeschool things, and random things in between.

It occured to me - there has been A LOT going on in my life (as I'm sure there has been in yours) and I want to document those occurences and my thoughts about them. 

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Friday
Dec122014

Serving With Teens: Operation Christmas Child

 

Serving at the Operation Christmas Child processing center with a group of 10 teens last week was such a joy!

Long ago, when I did some student teaching in a middle school setting I swore I would NEVER enjoy working with teenagers! Funny how God laughs when we make plans, because I'm thoroughly enjoying these young people and the unique gifts they have to offer. 

Students from our Classical Conversations Challenge community volunteered for a three hour shift at the Atlanta processing center. We met for dinner first and then made the hour long journey to the processing center. 

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